Back in the days when HP computers would play the movie from an inserted DVD automatically on Windows 7 or earlier, watching the motion picture was such an ease. However, the DVD-autoplay feature is gone on Windows 8 and 10 HP computers, which means after you pop in a DVD into the DVD-ROM drive on your HP computer, nothing will happen. You will need to manually start streaming the DVD.

If you don’t know how to play a DVD on your HP computer using Windows 10/8 operating system, then it will benefit you a lot to read this tutorial.

How to Play DVD on HP Laptop

1. Download a DVD player program to watch the DVD on an HP computer

To play a DVD on an HP computer, a professional DVD player program is indispensable. You may stick to the old-fashion Windows Media Player or turn to a much more advanced and powerful one like Aiseesoft Blu-ray Player.

Aiseesoft Blu-ray Player, one of the leading media player software, can help users to play DVDs, Blu-ray discs, as well as all common digital files. It’s a very decent choice for your computer’s default video/audio/DVD player software thanks to its great compatibility and lossless video/audio quality(up-to-4K and Dolby 7.1 surround sound). Also, unlike most media players need third-party plugins or firmware to play DVD, Aiseesoft Blu-ray Player is so clean that you may start the playback right after the installation.

Let’s see how to play a DVD on your HP computer with Aiseesoft Blu-ray Player.

Step 1 Download Aiseesoft Blu-ray Player on your computer.

Step 2 Insert the DVD into your HP computer’s DVD-ROM drive.

Step 3 Launch the DVD player software and click Open Disc, then choose the target DVD, click OK to start streaming it.

Play DVD on HP Computer


  • During the playback, you may right-click on the interface to adjust the audios and subtitles.
  • Also, you may go to Titles and choose to watch the preferred clip directly without going through the opening.

Play DVD on HP Computer Adjust Audios Subtitles

2.Use a DVD ripper program to digitalize the DVD for on-the-go viewing

While going on a trip, I guess the last thing we will do is to carry the DVDs in the suitcase. And what should you do if you want to watch the DVD without using the disk during your trip? Try to digitalize your DVD as local video files.

There’s a general impression of watching DVD that the disk is needed every time we plan to watch a DVD movie, which is wrong though.

Play DVD on HP with Disk

With the help of some DVD ripper software, DVD lovers are capable of ripping the DVD contents as digital video files onto the computer so that you can watch the movie locally without accessing the disk anymore.

Besides, you’re available to transfer the movie file to your phone or tablet to enjoy it flexibly. It’s no big deal even though the DVD is later damaged since the ripped movie file is the perfect backup.

Find it a good idea to have fun on your trip? Follow the steps below to start the ripping.

Step 1 Download the DVD ripper software on your HP computer.

Step 2 Pop the DVD into the disk tray of your HP computer and launch the DVD ripper. Click Load DVD to import the DVD to the program.

Rip DVD for HP
Step 3
The DVD ripper will display the main title of the DVD. Click Full Movie List to choose all the available clips of the DVD. Then, decide the audio channel and subtitle track depending on your language background. Next, click Rip All to: and go to MP4, choose Same as Source to proceed.

Rip DVD for HP Computer

Step 4 Hit Rip All to start ripping the DVD. And a few minutes, you may click the Open Output Folder button to locate and preview the MP4 formatted movie.

In this way, later in your journey, you may take out your HP computer and watch the DVD motion picture locally anytime and anywhere you like.


Why won’t my DVD play on my HP laptop?

If the previous 2 methods still cannot help you play the DVD on your HP computer, you may consider switching to another DVD since this disk is likely damaged.

Can I play a DVD on my HP computer without a DVD player/drive?

Unfortunately, there’s no way that an HP computer can read and play a DVD with the absence of a practical DVD-ROM drive. You must install one onto your computer.

To sum up:

To play DVD on an HP laptop or desktop computer is a simple task as you follow the 2 methods above. Note that you must have a DVD-ROM drive and a DVD player program to watch a DVD on your HP computer or any other brand of computer.